About My Work
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I began working in substance use treatment in 1998 while working at Holloway Prison, London. It was this work that led me to advance my skills and studies around effective and sensible drug treatment and the value of Harm Reduction. I earned a Masters in Public Health from San Francisco State University focusing on efforts to support health and wellness for people who use drugs.
I obtained my Drug and Alcohol Counseling license in 2015.
I spent over 12 years working as a substance use counselor for UCSF-Alliance Health Project, an agency supporting LGBTQ mental health. I currently work at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Stonewall Project continuing to spread information about Harm Reduction practices.
My focus is on addressing treatment from a bio-psycho-social lens and incorporating inclusionary practices which support racial justice and equality among multiple marginalized groups such as BIPOC, LGBTQAI+, women and people with disabilities.
I speak Spanish and provide bilingual/bicultural counseling.
My interventions include: Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention and Expressive Arts.
I provide individual counseling, groups, trainings and consultation around the SF Bay Area. I support individuals seeking guidance regarding a variety of drugs including alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and prescription medications .
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